Quality for Kiwi kids at ECE

After more than a decade of rapid growth in the number of children participating in Early Childhood Education (ECE), it’s time to take stock and map out a clear plan for the future, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Teachers should elect their own professional representation

A new Bill introduced to Parliament today would give teachers the right to elect representatives to their own professional body, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up

The Ombudsman’s findings that the Ministry of Education botched the reorganisation of Christchurch schools after the 2011 earthquake are damning for an under-fire National Government, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Four new schools but three years too late

The Government’s announcement of four new schools in Auckland is three years too late, says Labour’s education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Kids wear the Budget brunt

Future generations are the ones bearing the brunt of the National government’s failure to provide education services the funding they need to make ends meet, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Another crisis, another half-baked National plan

The National Party may have finally woken up to the teacher supply crisis facing our schools but their latest half-baked, rushed announcement falls well short of the mark in terms of what’s required, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Education is for everyone, not just the elite

Proposals by the National Party to ration access to higher education will once again make it a privilege only available to the elite, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Kids must come first in enrolment debate

The best interests of children should be the major driver of any change to policies around initial school enrolments, not cost cutting or administrative simplicity, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Labour's position on Charter Schools

The Labour Party’s position on charter schools is crystal clear – we don’t support their establishment and when we’re next in government the legislation that allows for their creation will be repealed.

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Let kids be kids - scrap the standards

The National government’s decision to double-down on school standards that are neither national nor standard is a tragedy for kids, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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